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Veggie Chickpea Sandwiches

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Veggie Chickpea Sandwiches

Diabetic Heart Healthy Serves 6

Here's a healthy sandwich for your lunch box or picnic basket. This nutrient-packed sandwich is an immune-boosting powerhouse that is high in zinc, Vitamin C, and antioxidants. The veggie mixture can be stored, chilled, for up to 4 days. If you're looking to cut carbs, skip the bread--this colorful salad is delicious on its own.


  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed, drained and mashed

  • 3 scallions, chopped

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 small dill pickle, chopped

  • 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • Black pepper to taste

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted roasted sunflower seeds

  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil, plus additional for garnish

  • 12 slices multigrain sandwich bread

  • Arugula leaves

  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced


  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed chickpeas, scallions, celery, carrots, bell pepper and pickle. Add the avocado, mustard, dill, salt and black pepper to taste. Stir to combine well.
  • Add the sunflower seeds and chopped basil and stir gently to combine.
  • Divide the chickpea salad evenly among 6 slices of bread. Top with arugula leaves, basil, and tomato slices, if desired. Top the mixture with the remaining 6 slices of bread.

This Recipe first appeared in Health eCooks®.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 sandwich

Per Serving: Calories: 239; Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 266mg; Carbohydrates: 33g; Fiber: 8g; Protein: 9g

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Date Last Reviewed: March 11, 2020

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